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College @ Sea

Dorm Daze 2 on IMDb

Plot Overview

educational suppliesBillingsley U. sophomores—erstwhile freshmen from “Dorm Daze”—are continuing their education in their school's study-at-sea program. A svelte, negress play­wright Robin Daniels (China Jesusita Shavers) hopes to win the coveted Dobmeyer Prize in the Student Written Play Competition, which would be a feather in her cap on behalf of her sex and her race. We're not sure how that will work out as her play, “Death by Black­out,” is a blatant rip-off of Agatha Christie's, Murder on the Orient Express, but we'll leave that to the judges. The other finalist is Woodson U.'s “Womanizing Object”—“it's po mo, post-modern,” what­ever that means. Robin's immediate problem is ditsy actress Lynne (Jennifer Lyons) playing a scientist who keeps dropping the glass, stage diamond she's to hold aloft, shattering it. The prop master has a whole bag of them to cover for it.

old bookTraveling with them on the cruise is an archaeology Professor Rexford Cavendish (Charles Shaugh­nessy) who was the last person to study the Pharaoh's Heart Diamond before it was stolen. He's now planning to study the ruins on Desoro Negros, but the ship's Captain Bunkley (Richard Riehl) diverted them to San Paradiso when he learned there were no significant ruins there, just a “thriving black market for stolen goods.” The professor charters a boat. Some students acquire a “klepto monkey” trained to lift valuable trinkets from tourists, but it mostly just grabs junk. On the ship it retrieves the real diamond that gets tossed in the bag with the fake ones for the play. There's supposedly a death curse on that diamond, and there's also a death written into the play. Some­times life—or should we say death—imitates art. The professor kept locked in a safe, photos of said diamond, sand­wiched between the leaves of a book whose cover & binding resemble those of a Bible.

Madonna with childpuzzled ladiesA coterie of hotties have started an abstinence support group including a couple “born again virgins” derived some­how from the Bible, we suppose. They are saving them­selves for marriage, or at least trying to. Through­out the ship are plenty of examples of those who aren't, including rumors of the captain's wife Mrs. Bunkley (Jasmine St. Clair) whose closets hide men in shocking stages of undress.

Come the play's performance, we see all these intrigues converge on the stage willy nilly, reinventing the drama on the fly so there's no problem with plagiarism of a Christie story, just the question of whether it was Robin who wrote it and not the actors and their subs. It was a veritable catty­wampus, rip-roaringly funny.


It soon becomes evident that the men want their women to behave like sluts … until they marry them and then they wish they were virgins, but wishing doesn't make it so. Captain Bunkley procures the Pharaoh's Heart Diamond to give to Mrs. Bunkley in tribute to her purity, not realizing she has a sordid history—as “Summer Solstice the porn star”—that she's keeping from him. Thanks to the curse the widow is “just Summer now” who shows her true colors as in, (Prov. 30:20) “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.” The men have lined up all around the inside of her quarters having each picked a number from a handy dispenser, to be thrown away after they're done, no regrets.

Production Values

” (Video 2006) was directed by David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand. It was written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. It stars Gable Carr, Pat Casey and Patrick Cavanaugh. Two nieces of the director appear in cameo next to the abstinence sign at the beginning. The whole movie was idiotic and the acting on a par with the trained monkey. Some of the co-eds were particularly captivating, but it's hard for me to say whether it was their acting or their looks.

MPAA rated it R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use. Runtime was 1 hour 40 minutes. It was filmed on the docked Queen Mary.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

I thought this one was funny throughout unlike most sequels. If that's what you're into, be my guest.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: Decent action scenes. Suitability For Children: Not Suitable for Children of Any Age. Special effects: Well done special effects. Video Occasion: Fit For a Friday Evening. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: Five stars out of five.